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Isn’t the Omega_sub_o used just for seismic design, not wind design?


T. William (Bill) Allen, S.E. (CA #2607)

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From: Jnapd(--nospam--at) [mailto:Jnapd(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Monday, April 26, 2004 8:14 AM
Subject: Re: Offset Shearwalls


the holdown force is multiplied by the omega factor (2.8) on the beam supporting the shearwall. Also in CBC country you use the special seismic equations and the standard equatios to design this beam.

Joe Venuti
Johnson & Nielsen Associates
Palm Springs,  CA